Barking mad? Music just for dogs


It’s a case of dog whistle politics in the music industry.

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Sean Plunket hopes to stir debate

Which political party should get your vote Do you understand the various parties’ stance on things like social welfare, education and health care If you don’t know the answer to any or even all of the above, then you might want to tune into Prime’s new Friday night show Prime Time With Sean Plunket. A panel show fronted by veteran journalist Sean Plunket, the nine-week series will feature a mix of experts, analysts and MPs discussing a range of topics. Continue reading

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Pike River song enters chart

A tribute song for the 29 miners who lost their lives in Pike River disaster is the highest new entry on the Kiwi artists singles chart this week. Written and sung by Dave Dobbyn, along with the Orpheus Choir of Wellington, This Love was recorded at a concert attended by members of the miners’ families. Continue reading

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Golden girl Kimbra gets real

To get the gold for her new album, Kimbra shunned the lights and distractions for a bucolic bolt hole in LA that echoes her native Waikato. Continue reading

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Bogan doco gets green light

He was given $100,000 of taxpayer money to study bogans, and now more than $300,000 more has been awarded to a documentary presenting the work of “Boganology Doctor” David Snell. Continue reading

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Robert Pattinson talks about Kristen Stewart’s affair

Robert Pattinson has spoken out about the cheating scandal that ended his relationship with Kristen Stewart. “Shit happens, you know” he told Continue reading

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More popular than GoT and Miley

Never let it be said that really bad movies don’t make good TV. Sharknado 2: The Second One, Continue reading

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Meet the next bestselling authors: computers

Computers are a step closer to becoming the next Stephen King, JK Rowling or George RR Martin thanks to a new artificial intelligence software that writes its own fables. Researchers at the University of NSW have developed a computer system that generates simple stories constructed on a psychological model Continue reading

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Celebrities’ meddling in the Middle East backfires

Celebrities who are better known for their partying rather than politics are angering fans when they go ”off brand” and post strong views on social media. Continue reading

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Art lies in the eye of the beholder

OPINION: I’d like to thank Ivan Hansen for his letter to the editor. Hansen’s indignation was palpable Continue reading

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